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Middlesex County, New Jersey; Mercer County, New Jersey; Union County, New Jersey; Atlantic County, New Jersey; Somerset County, New Jersey

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Middlesex County, New Jersey
Mercer County, New Jersey
Union County, New Jersey
Atlantic County, New Jersey
Somerset County, New Jersey
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 825,062 367,430 556,341 263,670 328,934
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 825,062 367,430 556,341 263,670 328,934
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 810,038 367,485 536,464 274,525 323,479
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1.9% 0.0% 3.7% -4.0% 1.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 863,162 387,340 575,345 274,534 345,361
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 809,858 366,513 536,499 274,549 323,444
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.7%
5.6%
6.3%
5.4%
5.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.7%
21.2%
23.3%
21.1%
21.5%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
15.5%
15.6%
14.7%
18.6%
16.2%
Female persons, percent
50.6%
51.1%
51.1%
51.6%
51.1%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
60.1%
63.3%
67.4%
71.3%
68.1%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
12.0%
21.5%
23.8%
17.1%
10.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.7%
0.6%
0.8%
0.7%
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
24.9%
11.9%
5.7%
8.1%
18.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.2%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.3%
2.5%
2.2%
2.7%
2.1%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
22.1%
18.5%
32.8%
19.4%
15.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
41.7%
48.2%
39.2%
56.0%
54.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 24,709 12,035 14,080 12,325 9,579
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 32.8% 22.9% 30.1% 16.5% 25.1%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 303,426 145,125 203,054 128,930 127,513
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 63.5% 63.1% 58.6% 67.1% 75.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $344,100 $291,100 $367,200 $217,900 $430,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,482 $2,315 $2,726 $2,013 $2,784
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,046 $1,020 $1,221 $906 $1,174
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,469 $1,266 $1,290 $1,120 $1,594
Building permits, 2020 2,757 832 2,650 667 1,913
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 285,005 129,936 190,101 99,850 118,193
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.79 2.70 2.88 2.61 2.75
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 89.6% 85.6% 90.4% 86.9% 90.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 44.5% 30.5% 44.0% 27.0% 31.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 92.6% 91.5% 90.0% 90.6% 94.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 86.4% 83.0% 83.7% 83.4% 92.2%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 89.8% 88.5% 86.4% 87.0% 94.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 43.6% 42.6% 36.0% 28.1% 54.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 5.6% 6.5% 5.5% 9.3% 4.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
9.1%
9.6%
12.6%
10.7%
6.6%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 64.4% 64.3% 68.2% 64.4% 68.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 57.8% 59.2% 62.1% 60.8% 62.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,387,200 731,437 819,132 4,008,546 739,850
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,084,450 2,981,025 3,370,818 1,969,273 2,475,712
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 15,784,943 2,220,326 20,139,410 285,412 4,974,693
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 11,869,778 5,127,391 7,376,336 4,292,714 5,609,291
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $14,422 $13,922 $13,560 $15,586 $17,117
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 34.4 28.3 31.7 24.9 32.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $89,533 $81,057 $80,198 $62,110 $113,611
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $39,599 $43,086 $41,603 $33,284 $55,828
Persons in poverty, percent
8.5%
11.9%
9.1%
11.3%
5.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 21,913 9,694 13,976 6,187 9,878
Total employment, 2019 412,429 199,859 204,662 110,453 192,626
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 26,712,952 14,128,509 13,738,725 4,638,036 16,544,280
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 2.7% 1.0% 0.1% 3.4% 0.8%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 62,950 27,402 48,345 17,834 28,681
All firms, 2012 68,733 29,640 50,710 21,211 32,335
Men-owned firms, 2012 41,119 17,106 31,393 11,850 19,101
Women-owned firms, 2012 20,366 9,492 15,395 7,026 9,621
Minority-owned firms, 2012 28,634 8,543 20,768 4,969 8,766
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 37,891 19,683 28,234 15,444 22,289
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 4,092 2,223 3,401 1,425 2,504
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 61,658 25,807 45,572 18,637 28,249
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 2,621.6 1,632.2 5,216.1 494.1 1,071.7
Land area in square miles, 2010 308.91 224.56 102.86 555.70 301.81
FIPS Code 34023 34021 34039 34001 34035
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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